April 02, 2013

W E A R I N G / Wearing Maison Martin Margiela for SHOWstudio





dress, shoes, nosepiece, bag: Maison Martin Margiela
images from my SHOWstudio tumblr curation

Can you imagine an email popping up on your phone from 'Nick Knight'. I couldn't. I thought it was most probably a news message from SHOWstudio, or someone who happens to have the same name.
But part of me secretly hoped that it was indeed the man himself acknowledging my existence. So although opening that email took a few seconds it felt like several minutes.
It was indeed Nick Knight himself, sending me an incredibly kind email introducing himself and SHOWstudio saying 'I do hope you don't mind me approaching out of the blue like this'
and asking me if I would like to curate the SHOWstudio tumblr for one week. I started writing a crazy fan love letter back but stopped myself, waited for the next morning to calm down and respond like a normal human being.

Now time is finally here that I am taking over the tumblr, usually every first week of the month a different person takes over the SHOWstudio tumblr to 'curate' this digital space.
Thanks to Nick, who asked me all the right questions I came up with the concept to make a gradient out of images and make the SHOWstudio tumblr shift from black to white throughout the week.
With the incredible help of Agata Belcen, fashion editor at AnOther magazine and stylist at Dazed & Confused, I got access to the clothes that ironically I usually only see on style.com and tumblr.
They will be classified by color and Romeo and I will shoot them in a very strict, uniform way. There will also be a couple of DIYs incorporated in the fade.
These are a few images from yesterday, the darkest day. It is by far one of the most fun projects I have ever done.
Hope you will follow and enjoy my project for SHOWstudio as the images fade to white until the end of this week. > Click Click Click!

I remember reading a fairy tale story a few years ago about recently graduated artist Rei Nadal, who received a message from Nick Knight in her tumblr inbox, asking is she wanted to do a project for SHOWstudio. I thought it was such a great collaboration between such a legendary photographer and a girl who puts her work on Tumblr. But at the same time I felt extremely envious of Rei. The funny thing is that Rei Nadal was the one to show my blog to Nick Knight. Thank you Rei!

87 comments:

blog mode Laura said...

Great projects, the photos are amazing! It is so weird to see you with black hair!

www.laurablogmode.com

Christine Strube Nielsen said...

Another amazing outfit!
I have to ask.. How do get your hair that amazing color?

- Christine

Francesca Giagnorio said...

Love your minimal style
Francesca from http://everydaycoffee23.blogspot.it

Laura said...

Wow! Amazing project, i can't wait to see all the photos you'll post

Xx
www.Lauralexo.com

Jesuswannatouchme said...

oh my god
i'm speechless!
you look wonderful!
totally mindblowing!

you are so lucky, you can curate showstudio tumblr!
i will follow it!

love,
http://jesuswannatouchme.blogspot.com
<3

Märta said...

Wow! You look amazing!

Sofie Kerkhofs said...

Jaaa wauw, gisteren al even goed bekeken. Echt ontzettend mooi en je bent perfect voor deze kans! Kan niet wachten om de rest te zien komende week! Geniet!! xx Sofie

http://blog.nelly.com/soophisticated

Anonymous said...

amazing dress!

Joy. | JUSTLIKESUSHI.COM said...

Wauw, wat een geweldig project! En het past ook zo goed bij je! I can't wait to see more of you during this collab!
With love,

Joy
justlikesushi.com

Luba Dimitrova said...

You look fabulous !

XX Luba

Michael Kors bag GIVEAWAY
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Christian//fashiongentrix.com said...

WOW !!! Well done. Love the pictures. And toi toi toi for the SHOWstudio.
Always love your DIY and outfits.
x

www.fashiongentrix.com

Eva said...

Wat een prachtige foto's en geweldige tas en jurk. Die jurk ziet er echt uit alsof je erin kan wonen, zo comfortabel! Mooi hoor! xx

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Laura said...

Amazing! Great location to shoot this special look!

dnalbnire said...

Beautiful imagery :) and well done for getting this amazing opportunity! xx

wllwproject said...

What an amazing network of talent. It's so nice to know that dreams can come true :)

Sharon said...

Wat super zeg voor je!

Het zijn hele mooie foto's, en ook de andere foto's op de tumblr zijn prachtig!

Zwart haar staat je best goed ;)



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Mika said...

This collab is amazing! I'ts nice to hear that companies like Showstudio are very open to things like this. And your concept is so cool too! Makes the viewer really look forward to future posts.

Olga said...

Wow, such a great news! You certainly deserve the attention of all the high fashion VIPs out there - you do belong with them! :) All the photos (here and on tumblr) look great! I love the black dress! And fading colors from black to white is a brilliant concept! Isn't it what happened to your wardrobe over a more extended period of time? ;) Keep us posted!


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Chelsea said...

I'm loving your SHOWstudio curation thus far - I remember pouncing onto the tumblr on the morning of April 1, only to remember that time differences meant it wouldn't be online for hours. So very jealous of your Margiela ensemble - congratulations on such an awesome opportunity!

Shug Avery said...

Super collaboration ! I didn't know Nick Knight but now I will for sure !

I particularly appreciated the last picture because it is very graphic, architectural, it is almost like a painting. I always appreciate passing by your blog because I don't consider it a mere outfit blog because you have a real aesthetic, a lifestyle and we can feel it when seeing how you are dressed, in your DIY, pictures, and when you are keen to show us a little bit of your home.

Shug Avery of Incognito

http://www.thinkincognito-eng.blogspot.com

Max Westin said...

Bag and dress is absolutely stunning, love it! <3

Malu Swartjes said...

Such a great outfit! Love it♥
xx
Discover my Stylish Confessions♥

Rosalinda Tjioe said...

Love the dress so much! x

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Bea Mauban said...

Love this, very androgyny and chic all at the same time. hope you can check out and follow my new blog http://herderigueur.blogspot.com/ thank you :)

Rhoda Wong said...

the dress drapes beautifully!

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GlassOrganelle said...

I love the combination of oversized bag and dress.

Karen Buckley said...

Wow, Ivania! Thats incredible.... congratulations!!!
X Karen

www.karenbuckley.co.uk

FRANCES said...

Masion Martin Margiela is a great designer! It looks good!

xxx

Marloes said...

Wat ontzettend gaaf zeg!

Felicia Granath said...

Aaaaarhg, you're so beautiful Ivania. And I love this outfit, especially the dress, suits perfect on you

Amelie said...

This is stunning.

Best,

Amelie

http://www.amazedmag.de

kuhlchikk said...

And again amazing! I love it! :)

FASHION SNAG said...

You are gorgeous!

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Lisette Rivera said...

I'm really glad that you got such a fantastic opportunity! Great post!

My Gaby said...

Wooow! amazing dress!

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be individual said...

love your blog!

HayleyMG said...

stunning!!! :D i love this look :)

Hayley xx
www.addictionstoshopping.blogspot.com

Charlie said...

This is incredible Ivania! Wah I am so excited for you, this is major! xx

TheLittleWhiteBird said...

Beautiful photo's! Perfect location too.


Kimberley Jade
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ZxM Style-Squared said...

Super cool!!!

Anna Black said...

LOVE your dress, so cool, love how over-sized it is!

www.beblacknblue.blogspot.co.uk

Bri Wang said...

Great look!
And what an amazing opportunity. Congrats!

xx

FASHION EATERS

Fifikoussout said...

Really cool! love the last picture!

Laura. said...

Omg how amazing!

I do like when good stuff happens to good people!

Yu Ko said...

just wow! this dress...


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hiPop said...

Wow, thanks a lot for letting us take a peek into your world, this way, too! :)

http://hypemyhip.blogspot.com/

Laura L. said...

CONGRATS!

I'm following SHOWstudio & I really love your work there!
Absolutely stunning.


Milex said...

perfect

Ditte // VelvetSnow.dk said...

Beautiful pictures, I really enjoyed them!

Julia Percia David said...

What an amzing news!! Can't wait to see all the project!

Agata Belcen

Lola said...

WOAH! that must have been such a surreal moment, awesome xx

Mrs. Smith said...

That's amazing!!! You're a very lucky woman!

And I love your dress, I widh I could afford so pretty things as well... Someday!

I've asked you before but I don't think you've answered me (and ofc you don't have to if you don't want to): what's your favorite online store?

You inspire me so much that I even started sewing my own clothes, even for me and my daughter.

xx
www.mrs-smithh.blogspot.com

Álvaro said...

congratulations! you deserve it!! your blog is a constant source of inspiration. It´s so great to find blogs like yours, with an unique point of view ;)

kate_bee said...

I love this outfit. Every single piece of it. Perfect

Anny Barros said...

cool (:

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Li Yin said...

This is really cool Ivania. So happy for you! And I love how Rei was the one to introduce your site to Nick - people with the same tastes and interests do think alike!

HONEY said...

congrats!!! it's looking amazing and every morning i've been refreshing it to see what's new!

Christina Ooi said...

OMG AMAZINNNGGGGG.

The last shot is genius.

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OG said...

Those photos of You are absolutely gorgeous, I really love how you've manage to use this dress to create a strong shape in the first photo, it's just fantastic and I admire you for such a wonderful consequency, it really shows in those photos you've currently posted on showstudio, it's very inspiring watching you growing and developing your taste. And I know it just sounds like crazy fan love letter indeed, but I really think you can be a very important voice in this fashion world someday

Hannah said...

This is beautiful.
Excited to see how this project unfolds!

-Hannah

Oroma Roxella Rukevwe said...

Lucky you! You look amazing <3


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Justalazymorning said...

awesome

Georgie Mullen said...

favorite blogger (full stop)
your just incredible.
i would really interested in what music you listen too!
beautgeorge.blogspot.com

Hannah Brukharden said...

Stunning !

www.facebook.com/GloriaAgostina

www.gloria-agostina.com

Raquel Neves said...

uau, im in love!

Karina De Jesus said...

that’s so exciting! And you’re killing it over there, Ivania! Black hair = such commitment to what you’re assigned to do.

Nathan Moy said...

OMG IVANIA, it's finally here, I'm soooo excited for it! And love this huge black margiela dress, I only got one word to describe it "Breathtaking". Love the generous fabric used as its materiality, stunning! I would go cray too if I saw Nick emailing me, lol. So surreal and all this is well deserved!

xx The Provoker
http://www.the-provoker.com/2013/04/perspex-tive.html

Nathan Moy said...

I just looked through what you did for SS's tumblr and omg I love it!! It's so you and a new you! An evolved you! It's minimal, reduced, yet a modern edge was added to it. I even like the one shot with just the color code as a photo. And the ones with a piece of moon rock -esque shot juxtaposed with you curled up in the black margiela dress on the steps. LOVE LOVE LOVE!

xx The Provoker

Adeline B. said...

This is the best idea ! I love it and can't wait to see the rest

shardette.. said...

Congratulations! Such a great opportunity!!

x Sharday

SHARDETTE BLOG

sassyshann said...

Your minimalist approach to life definitely shows in your style & photos. It's so refreshing.


sassyshann

amalie said...

that's awesome!! congrats xx

Stephanie G said...

gorgeous! and i love the idea of the gradient, such a nice concept :)

steph / absolutely-fuzzy.com

Martina said...

That blog is really inspiring, love the suit from & Other Stories. I honestly think you are one of the most interesting bloggers there are, stay great:)

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swedish in munich said...

guess i have a crutch on you. no other crafter in the net make me want a sewing machine, glue gun, bucket of colour, through things into my oven as much as you do. usually i recon most things people show, but with you im always surprised. every time there is a new post waiting for being read, my heart starts beating faster!

Hedvig- DIY said...

so nice!

hanna said...

your curation just made my heart melt.
ahhhhhh. i could like cry.... really.........
so..............beautiful.............................

ODYSSEY said...

WOW. Sublime. :))))
And congrats on the exciting project!

Victoria said...

That dress is amazing!!

danielle said...

beyond awesome. you're killing the oversized look :)
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Megcz said...

Great look!
x

Fanny said...

How amazing is your color exploration on this Tumblr, I devoured every single image.

Fanny

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